Author: Sara Gifford

Plot Your Politics

Voter Apathy or is it just difficult to cast a vote?

As you may or may not know while America may lead the world in many facets of life, voting is not one of them. Americans are generally not great voters, only 20-65% of Americans vote in a given election. If we look at the 2020 election which had record turnout, the result was still only…
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Local Legislative Launch

“We’re excited to partner with Activote to connect residents to information about their city government. It’s another great way to see what the City Council is working on, track issues, and learn about upcoming elections.”~ Casey Joe CarlMinneapolis City Clerk Your personalized democracy experience. That is our goal. And what is more personal than local…
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The 2022 Midterms

The midterms are upon us. For some it might feel like the 2020 Presidential election is barely in the rearview mirror and here we are again. So what are the midterms? When are they? How do I vote in the midterms? And why is it important for you to cast your vote this year? TL;DR:…
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Power of One Vote

We’ve all heard the message “Every Vote Counts” or “Your Vote Matters”. Still, many people don’t believe it and think that their vote doesn’t really make a difference. If that sounds familiar, please watch this video. By the end of this text, you just may have changed your mind. In 2019 I had just moved…
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Look Who’s 3?!

On January 3rd of 2019 we sat in a conference room in Philadelphia and signed the papers to start ActiVote. And the journey has been nonstop every day since.  The 2020 election had the highest voter turnout in years and we couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of it. After the election…
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ActiVote certifies as a B Corp!

ActiVote got an early Christmas present when we learned that we had passed through the rigorous BLab certification for organizations meeting the highest verified levels of social performance. When we first formed ActiVote we knew a few things about what we wanted to achieve. We knew that we wanted to empower voters all around the…
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Telling our money where to go!

“Budgeting isn’t about limiting yourself – it’s about making the things that excite you possible.” ~Unknown Join us for two special events. First – a discussion with Chris Towner from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget to answer our top questions about the federal budget. Where is our money going? How are decisions being…
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Building Bridges on Infrastructure

We need your voice! September 1st through September 15th! Congress is considering major action to address our nation’s infrastructure. Our elected officials have made real progress toward a bipartisan agreement to shore up our roads and mass transit, expand broadband internet access, improve our water systems, and more. This has made infrastructure an issue of…
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So what’s in HR.1, the “For the People Act” on Democracy Reform?

Voter turnout in 2020 was 66% of all eligible voters: higher than ever in our history and significantly higher than the 60% who showed up in 2016 or even the 62% in 2008. Many people point to the expanded voting options due to the pandemic as one of the reasons for that increase.  The House…
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Our 2nd Birthday!

On January 3rd 2019 we founded ActiVote. 2 years later we find ourselves reflecting on our journey and are so grateful for the experience. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone as we all learned how to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic; adjusting our professional and personal and civic lives to the new reality. We…
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